Safety Is Priority

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Safety is always a top priority for law enforcement officers, parents, and the like. This year has been ridden with crime and safety issues all over the nation.  And we all know move in at ISU has been taking place this week. So it's a great time for a refresher of safety tips and practices as students return to the Wabash Valley. Roughly 30 emergency blue lights are strategically placed around the Sycamore campus.

With an info button and a call button, public safety or ISU police will respond to the alerted area within a timely manner.

There's also an app out called rave guardian, which lets students input a "guardian" or friend, and the app tells them when they should arrive at a location on campus. If the person does not reach that location in the suggested time, the guardian is alerted and then 911 is called. GPS access also tracks the where-a-bouts of the person walking, for easy identification. Michele Barrett, assistant chief of police at ISU says parents who want to be in the know, have an easy way to access that information.

"They are also eligible to sign up for the rave text messaging," says Barrett.  "So on our website, at public safety, you can put your parents or guardian's, whoever would want to get any of that information of what goes on on campus. They just put in their smartphone number and they will get the same text messages as the students."

The rave guardian app is downloadable on both Google Play and the App Store for free.

By: Rebecca Brumfield

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